Monday, March 03, 2008
I've already posted about these socks over at A Year In Socks but I am so in love with the cabled heels, I can't help but crow a little bit more.
I can't photograph them very well, for some reason. Winter cloudiness or the deep color of the yarn - whatever it is, the pictures just don't do justice to the depth and texture that the cables impart to these socks. I'm definitely on the hunt for a new pair of clogs to show off these beauties. Woot!
In other fiber news, I finally started cleaning my studio this weekend. I managed to contain the fabric explosion that kept the closet doors from closing. I managed to fold and reorganize most of the fabric, so that part is done.
I also managed to clear the floor so that all the miscellaneous threads, fabric snippets and detritus could be vacuumed up. It was a Herculean task to just vacuum, since so much of the fiber was stubborn and resistant to the less-than-stellar suction of my vacuum. I finally took the filter out and spent 45 minutes cleaning it. But my carpet now looks like new and I'm no longer afraid of impaling my feet on loose needles and pins.
I still have to sort and reorganize the yarn stash and I have an overflowing basket of mending that needs to be attended to before everyone outgrows the items. Then the sewing room will be back to normal and I'll be ready to tackle some sewing projects. Double woot!!
There is nothing like a clean craft room to make you want to dig in and trash it again.